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2013-07-22 12:25:05

Agreement Preserves Popular, Free Genetic Laboratory Service to Medical Community ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI) (www.bioreference.com) announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with the University of Washington to transition GeneTests.org, GeneClinics.org and all other related properties to become a business unit of Bio-Reference. Since 1992, GeneTests.org has been a key resource for physicians,...

2013-07-22 08:29:12

SHENZHEN, China, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest genomic institute of the world, BGI Shenzhen, China (hereinafter BGI), together with Reproductive & Genetic Hospital CITIC-XIANGYA (hereinafter CITIC-XIANGYA) announced today that they have successfully applied Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to detect in vitro fertilized (IVF) embryos with genetic abnormalities. The successful application of preimplantation sequencing (the most advanced form of preimplantation genetic...

2013-07-18 10:31:06

A Johns Hopkins study finds that healthy people who carry a genetic mutation for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) are at much higher risk of developing the symptoms of the life-threatening heart disease if they participate in endurance sports and frequent exercise. The study also suggests that those carriers who significantly cut back on their exercise regimen may reduce their risk or delay the onset of symptoms. An article on the study results is...

2013-07-15 23:19:18

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global Genetic Testing Market 2012-2016” to its database. Visit - http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-genetic-testing-market-2012-2016. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Global Genetic Testing market to grow at a CAGR of 9.45 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing global aging population. The Global Genetic Testing market has also...

2013-07-11 16:24:45

Patient, physician and patient advocate representatives discuss innovations in personalized medicine and its impact on the future of health care WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results for Life (RFL), the educational branch of the American Clinical Laboratory Association, today convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the value and innovations taking place in the field of genetic and genomic testing. These tests mark the advent of personalized medicine -...

2013-07-08 12:28:17

Investment will fund growth strategies; specialty services ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InformedDNA, the largest independent U.S. provider of genetic counseling and genetic benefits management services, announced today that MPM Capital, a life science-dedicated venture investment firm has acquired a minority stake in the company. The investment fr­om MPM's SunStates Fund, LP will be used to expand InformedDNA's current genetic benefits utilization...

2013-07-03 23:17:32

In light of recent research developing a test to screen for Inborn Errors of Metabolism disorders, Kwiksure examines if genetic screening tests could be covered by insurers. Hong Kong (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 According to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), one out of 4000 babies born in Hong Kong will be diagnosed with Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM). These metabolic disorders can lead to several health defects but recent research has developed a genetic screening test to detect...

2013-07-03 15:11:13

Mothers commonly talk to their children about genetic test results even if they test positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, which sharply increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. That is among the findings of a new study from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, which also suggests mothers who don't discuss their test results are unsatisfied with that decision. "We know from women we've counseled at Georgetown that one of their main considerations...

2013-06-26 16:24:35

GREENWOOD, S.C., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina will increase its role in world-class genetics research through a partnership that represents a cornerstone of economic development in Greenwood County, S.C. The Greenwood Genetic Center, in conjunction with Clemson University, will expand existing facilities of the J.C. Self Research Institute to add a 17,000-square-foot research and education center in human genetics on 15 county-donated acres. Clemson University's...

2013-06-19 23:17:29

Nineteen gene panel provides the most comprehensive hereditary cancer analysis clinically available. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Ethigen announced today the US launch of their expanded BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing service, providing next-generation sequencing (NGS) and rearrangement analysis of both genes. Analysis is available individually, or as part of an expanded hereditary cancer panel, including full coverage of up to seventeen additional genes with known links to cancer risk:...